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EUROHEIS 2 − A European Health and Environmental Information System for risk Assessment and Disease mapping

The EUROHEIS2 project (2007–2010) was aimed at improving analysis, reporting and dissemination of environmental health information, in particular in relation to health hazards potentially associated with local or regional environmental pollutants, using small-area spatial epidemiology and statistical analyses and geographical information systems (GIS) techniques. EUROHEIS2 was ideally suited to assist in the implementation of the European Environment and Health Action Plan and was able to create synergies with the Environment and Health Working Party of the Public Health Programme and the European Environment Agency.

The EUROHEIS2 project, in which NIOM was one of the partners, used innovative IT tools for health threat analysis (the Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF), which incorporates advanced GIS techniques and spatio-temporal analysis of routinely collected health and environment data. The RIF is able to produce long-term risk assessment in relation to specified environmental pollutants within a short period of time.

The project further developed the health and environment information system (the RIF) initiated in the previously funded EUROHEIS project and further developed within the US CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. The system was made available to additional EU countries. The project focused on tools and mechanisms for rapid assessment of environmental health risks and on geographical disease patterns related to the environment and socio-economic factors, taking into account the diversity of EU member states, thus contributing to the aims of the EU Environmental Health Action Plans. A network of environmental health experts was created to exchange experiences, to discuss development of methods, which were implemented in the RIF by the UK partner. A web-based support tool (web-forum) was set up to facilitate implementation. The results were widely disseminated, including an end-of-project conference.

Project manager: prof. Irena Szadkowska-Stańczyk MD, PhD
Website: http://www.euroheis.org/

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